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Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R Intel P55 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R Intel P55 Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: It's not every day that a new chipset such as the Intel P55 Express brings about such sweeping changes to the desktop PC environment. In addition to its two PCI Express x16 slots, Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD3R has four legacy PCI slots and a single PCI Express x1 slot.
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External Mfg. Website: Gigabyte Oct 28 2009   Julian Apong  
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Power Draw and Test System Specs

Measuring Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient computers are a good thing, so it helps to know how power efficient, or power hungry different parts of a computer are when stressed with different tasks. Since it is very difficult to isolate a videocard or CPU and measure power draw separately, PCSTATS measures total system power draw with the aid of an Extech 380803 AC Power Analyzer and A-PFC compliant PC Power and Cooling 750W power supply. The meter is placed between the 120V AC outlet and the PC power supply. By stressing the test platform's graphics solution or processor, it's then possible to measure power draw relative to the PC at an idle state.

The test system is measured at Idle (Windows desktop), Graphics Loaded (3Dmark06) and CPU Loaded (Prime 95) states.

Total System Power Draw
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R

Processor & Graphics Solution

Idle CPU Loaded

Intel Core i5 750
nVidia Geforce GTS250
(Discrete Graphics)

117W 169W
(At desktop) (via Prime95)

Under load the GA-P55-UD3R motherboard fits well within Intel's recommendation of a 400W or greater power supply to run a Core i5 processor. With a videocard under load expect power consumption to reach above the 200W level.

Prelude to Testing

The details of how the Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this Intel P55 Express based motherboard is to be compared against.

Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System
Processor: Intel Core i5 750 (1156)
Clock Speed: 20 x 133 MHz = 2.66 GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 Express)
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 Express)
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 Express)
Videocard:

ASUS ENGTS250 DK

Memory: 2x 2GB Corsair CMD4GX3M2A1600C8
Memory Speed: DDR3-1333
Hard Drive:

74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740

CDROM:

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Drive

Monitor (1080p):

ASUS MK241 24" HD LCD

PowerSupply:

PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W

Heatsink:

Intel Reference LGA1156

Software Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Intel 9.1.1.1019
nVIDIA Forceware 190.62

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2007 Preview
SiSoft Sandra 2009
PCMark Vantage
3DMark06
3DMark Vantage
FEAR

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R Intel P55 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Closer Look at Intel's P55 Express chipset
 Pg 3.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 4.  Overclocking the BCLK, BIOS screenshots
 Pg 5.  — Power Draw and Test System Specs
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007, PCMark Vantage
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra 2009
 Pg 8.  Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage, FEAR
 Pg 9.  P55 and Core i5 Worth Buying? Yes.

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